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October 9th, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Mother tweets plea to ISIS leader to release her son

There were 11 new U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq - six of those strikes near the besieged city of Kobani.
But still, ISIS now appears to be in control of a third of this key city near the Syria – Turkey border.

Airstrikes alone aren't turning the tide.

And Turkey, a key U.S. ally in this fight, says it's not realistic for the world to expect Turkey to fight the ground war alone.

But as the battle continues, it's now a race against time to rescue an American held by ISIS.

Kassig's mother plea to ISIS leader: 'I am an old woman, and (he) is my only child'

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose given name is Peter, was detained on October 1 while doing humanitarian work in eastern Syria.

Now, his mother making a desperate plea to the terror group's leader, begging for her son's release.

Arwa Damon has the story.


Filed under: International • ISIS • News • Terrorism • Uncategorized
October 9th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Stocks plummet 335 points in biggest drop of 2014

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 335 points on Thursday. It was the biggest point drop of the year for the Dow. The Nasdaq and S&P both sunk 2%.

Extreme turbulence: Stocks suffer steepest drop of 2014

Investors are concerned about economic growth in Europe and what kind of impact a slowdown in those countries could have on the U.S. economy.

Paul Hickey of Bespoke Investment Group is OutFront.


Filed under: Business • Economy • Markets • News
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